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Rauch Blows Save, Twins Lose 5-4

(Sports Network) – Willy Aybar hit an RBI single in the top of the 10th inning, as the Tampa Bay Rays edged the Minnesota Twins, 5-4, in the opener of a four-game set at Target Field.

Carl Crawford had four hits, scored twice and drove in a run for the Rays, who have won two in a row and three of five overall. Evan Longoria and John Jaso had an RBI apiece for the victors.

Lance Cormier (3-1) tossed a perfect ninth to pick up the win. Rafael Soriano recorded his 19th save of the year.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.